What size tank do you need for a box fish?

Boxfish and Cowfish Facts

Average Adult Size 10 to 24 inches long, depending on species
Average Life Span depends on species
Diet omnivore
Minimum Aquarium Size 125+ gallons, depending on species
Water Temperature: 75 to 82°F depending on species, as some may prefer temperatures outside these parameters

How big does a box fish get?


Synonyms Ostracion argus, O. tuberculatus
Distribution Indo-Pacific
Maximum Size 45cm (17.7”)
Sexual Dimorphism Unknown
Temperature Tropical: 23-27 deg C (73-81 deg F)

Can you eat a box fish?

Boxfishes are poisonous to eat! They have a hard shell around their body. They can swim quickly if they have to, even though they have tiny fins!

How do you eat box fish?

Re: Eating Boxfish The best way to eat it is to munch down at the Y bone. You just dive into it and start munching. The meat is really tender down there.

How much is a box fish?

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Yellow Boxfish Ostracion cubicus From $39.99 Camel Cowfish Tetrosomus gibbosus From $34.99 Horn Nosed Cowfish Ostracion rhinorhynchos From $39.99
Shaw’s Boxfish Aracana aurita From $469.99 Thornback Cowfish Lactoria fornasini From $99.99 Whitespotted Boxfish Ostracion meleagris From $79.99

What does box fish taste like?

Caught in about 600-feet of water the meat of Barrelfish is very white, firm and flakey, with a mild flavor that is not quite like any other fish. Taste and texture is like a combination of crab and lobster.